Making Democracy Work

Survey Responses

Moody Street, May 29, 2013

The main thing to me is city is not clean as it must be!

Counsellors are helpful

Not much to dislike - not enough retail

People are nice

Moody restaurants good

Have MBTA access bus routes and provide better service ie: regular buses to green line@ Riverside, more service to No. Waltham

Best city, quiet

Nice place to live, safe

Needs a Walmart

I like the security of Waltham

Like - Waltham gives kids things to do, such as spray parks and skateboard parks

Like to see Mayor McCarthy remain in office

Improve public parking

Repair broken meters in a timely fashion

Cruz Market, July 13, 2013

Too much garbage outside

Schools are good

Early intervention gap before kindergarten

Streets need repaving

Clean up park - trash, new paint

Air conditioning in schools

Too much building construction

Like Waltham - people I know are here

Quiet, live in peace

Likes everything

Kids live too close for the school bus to come, but the streets are dangerous for children to walk on in this neighborhood

Too much discrimination; system is crazy

Waltham has jobs, everything is close & walkable

Good law enforcement - it's safe

There are jobs and cops don't bother you

Quiet, peaceful; Work opportunities lacking

Like people, park, schools are pretty good

Don't like: too much trash, need better organization to pick up and teach people not to throw it

Farmers Market, July 31, 2013

Too much garbage outside

Schools are good

Early intervention gap before kindergarten

Streets need repaving

Clean up park - trash, new paint

Air conditioning in schools

Too much building construction

Like Waltham - people I know are here

Quiet, live in peace

Likes everything

Kids live too close for the school bus to come, but the streets are dangerous for children to walk on in this neighborhood

Too much discrimination; system is crazy

Waltham has jobs, everything is close & walkable

Good law enforcement - it's safe

There are jobs and cops don't bother you

Quiet, peaceful; Work opportunities lacking

Like people, park, schools are pretty good

Don't like: too much trash, need better organization to pick up and teach people not to throw it

Latino Festival

Diversity

Restaurants

Moody Street Businesses

Need new blood in city council

We have a lovely mayor

Loves day care center

Love it all

All the restaurants

Mayor is not doing her job. She needs to focus more on the police and fire deprtment and the development of the City for the children of Waltham

Nice park

Moody Street

Brandeis University

Waltham is nice

Festivals

Commuter rail accessible

Not too built up but lots of services

Ideal place to live

Diversity

All needs met locally - not have to travel for MD visits etc.

Parks

Immediate fixing of streets

Businesses polite

Clean environment

Safe neighborhood

pick up trash and plow street

Like: lower r/e tax

great summer music & festivals & fireworks

Love the senior center

Problem: Schools

Problem: Community Publicization of Events Services

Wants more parades, like there used to be

Dirty sidewalks

Fix the roads

Better road signs/paint

Litter & gum outside of bars on Moody Street

Can't do anything at local level, need to fix at a higher level (President, Senate, House) and find agreement that will work for everyone. Economists should figure out best way to do things and get politicians out of the picture. Our problems have to do with world economy, like corruption & drugs. People should get a little safety net, but not money for drug dealers, stop enabling.

Need more Hispanic people teaching in schools

Police need to speak Spanish. People are afraid of police; would help if police could be more approachable - not so harsh

Need more community police, more outreach

Bullying in schools, exacerbated by language problems

There is no affordable housing

Not a family mall or family gathering

Cleaner street, streets are a mess

More stuff for kids

More parking for seniors at seniors club